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Hot Lava in development from Klei Entertainment

hot lava coming to linux mac pc

Developers Klei Entertainment, the makers of the #popular Don’t Starve, Don’t Starve Together and Mark of the Ninja have a #newgame called Hot Lava. This is a video game version of the game most of us played as kids, “the floor is lava.”

Standing on the furniture and make your way around the house, trying not to touch the floor from point to point around. The floor of course, being red hot lava that will send you up in flames and end the game.

As of the time of writing, we only have limited details about Hot Lava, but we do know the game will be multiplayer and include environments only kids would typically play in. Plus the same is being developed using Unity.

Hot Lava transports you back to your childhood imagination. Relive those moments of excitement, joy and chaos. Traverse 50 levels across 5 distinct worlds, from school hallways to the memories of your darkest fears. This is a game of dexterity and ingenuity, you will have to use all your skills to complete the treacherous obstacles that await.”

Don’t Touch The Floor

  • Run, crouch, jump and walk across tight ropes, platforms and traps. Hot Lava has straightforward controls, but beating the levels is anything but simple.
  • With five distinct worlds to explore, you will find yourself reliving many moments from your own childhood. Furniture is piled high in the living rooms, schools and offices. The cold of the ice world stings your face as you try to escape, and shadows and deep rumblings entomb you in the underworld.
  • One false move and you will wind up in the Lava, or crushed against a wall. Giant saw blades and meat grinders are just some of the many frightening hazards you will face. Timing is key to avoiding danger, so plan your route through the level and execute it flawlessly.
  • Many surfaces in Hot Lava are frictionless, allowing you to slide along them with ease. Like flying in a dream, you keep gaining momentum. You will have to master the skill of surfing if you want to beat the most challenging levels.
  • You can scour through the screenshots in the gallery above. It looks pretty neat so far, and I’ll be paying attention to it based on its concept and developer. Both could make something magical happen with this one.

There is a Steam page already for Hot Lava, but you are better off to check out the details on Greenlight, as the game is in development for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.


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